Jimmy Butler trolls Trae Young on Instagram after Heat comeback against Hawks

When Trae Young's assist gave the Atlanta Hawks a 117-11 lead, he thought that was game over due to the fact there was less than a minute left on the clock.

But he was left red-faced when the Miami Heat rallied to take the game into overtime before winning the contest 135-121 after a strong finish.

Jimmy Butler was one of the stars during the win, scoring 20 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists.

And the NBA great also had a solid time off the court too, mocking Young on Instagram.

Butler shared a clip of Young signalling that the game was 'over' after the Hawks gained their six-point lead.

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But the video also showed the end of the game, with the Heat celebrating their victory.

Butler captioned the Instagram post: "this man @traeyoung is a teller of the future. he was right. game WAS over!"

Young responded on Twitter, simply writing: "….Welp," with three awkward-looking emojis.

Fans flocked to Butler's post to join in with the mocking of his Hawks counterpart.

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As well as the small forward impressing, Heat star Bam Adebayo racked up 30 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the first triple-double of his NBA career.

“[Adebayo] puts in the time, and now again his confidence and esteem is starting to match the work and things he has been doing within these walls that everybody else is seeing,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

“But now he’s doing it in clutch situations. That’s why I don’t want to put a ceiling on him either.

“He has a lot on his plate, playing more minutes than he has ever played before. I just want him to embrace all of these different challenges and not get comfortable, which he doesn’t have that kind of mentality.”

Butler's 18 rebounds are a career-high for Butler and this week's game was the first-time two Heat stars have both recorded a triple-double in a single game.

“Jimmy and I feed off of each other,” Adebayo said.

“He matches my intensity and my standards, and myself vice versa.

"I feel like we really lock in and lead this club in the right way.”

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